Michael Steele, the Republican Party's gaffe-plagued national chairman, was scheduled to headline a luncheon in Minneapolis Wednesday hosted by the state GOP's Elephant Club.
The luncheon and reception at the Minneapolis Hilton has an admission fee, but appears to be mostly a recruiting tool for the Elephant Club. For $1,000 a year, contributors can become members ($500 for folks younger than 40).
The club is an offshoot of the state party that is, in its own words, "dedicated to turning Minnesota RED."
GOP Party Chairman Keith Downey released a letter to a party committee questioning the judgment and competency of Deputy Chairman Chris Fields just days ahead of the election for party officers in St. Cloud Saturday.